The Guilford County Planning and Development Department is putting a lot of effort into updating Guilford County’s Comprehensive Plan, which it will use as a guide for years to come for determining zoning, growth and other matters in unincorporated Guilford County.

The plan is intended as a map that Planning Board members and Planning Department staff will use to help ensure that development in the county takes place “in a manner that aligns with the community’s vision for both the built and natural environments over the next 10-20 years.”

Since the vision of the county in the eyes of the collective residents plays such an important role in that process, planning officials want to – or, rather, need to –  hear that input.  So, they are now reminding everyone that county planners are holding  a series of upcoming workshops at which residents will be able to provide input on the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

Guilford County planning officials are encouraging county residents to show up at one of the meetings, which will all be functionally identical.

Residents will be able to hear what county planning officials are thinking and planning officials will be open to suggestions.

The first such meeting is on Monday, Sept. 18, It will be held at  Alamance Presbyterian Church at 4000 Presbyterian Road in Greensboro from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by another meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Frazier Elementary School at 4215 Galway Drive in Greensboro.  That session, too, will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  A third such meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at  Nathanael Greene Elementary School at  2717 NC 62 in Liberty. That event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as well.

 Also on Wednesday, Sept. 20, a public input session will be held at Northeast Park Events Center at 4010 High Rock Road in Gibsonville. That session will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  On that same day, and at that same time, there will be an input meeting at the Bryan Park Meetings and Events Center at 6275 Bryan Park Road in Brown Summit.

Finally, there will be a virtual meeting option held via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Contact the Guilford County Planning Department for details on how to take part in that meeting using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

There are also a number of resources you can use to find information regarding the county’s current Comprehensive Plan.  Existing plans and past updates can be found on Guilford County’s website.